Library Journal interview with Brewster Kahle

Available here. A snippet -- LJ: "You've been critical of Google's library partnerships. What is Google doing right and/or wrong?" BK: "Two problems: one is perpetual restrictions on the public domain. Another is that these negotiations are all going on in secret."

New blog: "Available Online"

Well, it's new to me, but it's been around since April: Alastair Dunning, Programme Manager for the JISC Digitisation Programme, has started a blog called "Available Online," which will undoubtedly be of interest to readers of Digitizationblog.

Fedora receives $4.9M to start non-profit organization

That's a lot of money. This announcement provides the details.

koLibRI digital preservation platform available

The koLibRI digital preservation tool, developed by German National Library, the Goettingen State and University Library, the Gesellschaft fuer wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Goettingen, and IBM Deutschland GmbH, is now available for download. From the web page:

PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference blog coverage

Last week's PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference was a success, and a blog devoted to the Conference's sessions is now available. The house band, comprised of the director of the PKP project (guitar), the lead software developer (drums), and an assortment of friends, rocked. See them on YouTube.

Position available: Digital Initiatives Librarian, Simon Fraser University

Disclosure statement: This position reports to me.

Position available: Web Applications Developer, University of Alberta Museums and Collections Services

Competition No. - S10032420
Posting Date - Jul 13, 2007
Closing Date - Jul 31, 2007
Position Type - Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary range - $3,961.53 to $5,053.53 per month
Grade - 10
Hours - 35 per wk

This position has a comprehensive benefits program.
This position ends March 31, 2009, with the possibility of extension.


Jobs at the European Library

A number of positions at the European Library are being advertised, including General Project Manager, Interoperability Manager, and Junior Technical Site Developer.

"NISO Framework for Digital Collections" to be revised

NISO has received funding from the Institute for Library and Museum Services to update its Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. According to the lastest issue of NISO Newsline, the new version will "improve coverage of non-text formats, international initiatives, digital preservation, Web 2.0 concepts, and several other areas of interest".

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